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Meet Katelyn Goodpaster

As a Lilly Scholar, Katelyn earned a full-ride scholarship to any college or university in Indiana. She chose Earlham because it offered her something she didn’t find at any of the other schools she considered: to take the diverse learning opportunities that Earlham offers, and create a customized educational experience.

1,500 applied, but this Earlhamite got the job

Giorgi Kharshiladze ’19 has been hired by Viagogo’s New York City office as a Full Stack Website Developer, a lucrative position typically reserved for computer programmers later in their careers.

Giorgi Kharshiladze ’19 won’t have to cut his teeth in an entry-level job or slowly climb the so-called corporate ladder to earn his dream job out of college. He already has it.

The Computer Science major has been hired by Viagogo’s New York City office as a Full Stack Website Developer, a lucrative position typically reserved for computer programmers later in their careers.

“I’ll be working in their main office on 7th Avenue near Central Park,” Kharshiladze says of the fast-growing company that supports a network of more than 60 online ticket resale websites with customers spanning 160 countries.

A full ride for graduate school

Anh Nguyen ’19 has earned a prestigious fellowship to complete her doctoral studies at the University of Chicago.

Anh Nguyen ’19 has earned a prestigious fellowship to complete her doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. Read how Earlham helped this top scholar find her intellectual niche.

Once she determined that history would be her intellectual home, Nguyen has relentlessly pursued it. History is her passion now, specifically the history of the emergence of modernity, women and human rights in Vietnam and China.

The revelation came early enough in Nguyen’s undergraduate education that she began to compile research for a tentative Ph.D. dissertation, which she used to gain fully-funded acceptance to five prestigious graduate programs in history: University of Chicago, University of Toronto, Northwestern University, Columbia University and George Washington University.

30,000 for independent study and travel

Arish Mudra Rakshasa ’19 has been selected as one of just 41 undergraduates from around the country to receive the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship in 2019.

Arish Mudra Rakshasa ’19 is one of just 41 undergraduates from around the country to receive the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship in 2019. He is the 38th Earlham student to earn this prestigious award.

The Neuroscience and Biochemistry major from India will receive $30,000 in support of a year of independent study and travel to continue his campaign to eradicate HIV/AIDS. He is the 38th Earlhamite chosen for the award since 1981.

"My professional aspiration is to work at the intersection of science and society, as a science diplomat striving to unite science and government in the struggle to end HIV/AIDS," Mudra Rakshasa says. "I hope to lead intergovernmental organizations such as the World Health Organization as a scientist and diplomat in order to bring together people, communities, and nations in these efforts."

Poised to ‘heal hearts’ of immigrant communities in New York

Aishat Sadiq’s ’19 “Healing Hearts and Building Bridges” proposal has been selected for the $10,000 Earlham Peace Prize in 2019.

Raised in Houston by her Nigerian immigrant parents, Sadiq says that she questioned how she could help combat statistics that indicate that the longer immigrants spend in the U.S., the worse their mental health becomes.

The project objectives are to host workshops for parents; raise awareness and educate through lectures, group discussions and reflection; provide access to free or reduced-price methods and services with local providers; and strengthen relationships between parents and their children through reducing parental stress and educating on effective methods of communication.

A student-athlete, Sadiq is on course to qualify for the NCAA DIII Outdoor Track and Field Championships in sprints from May 23-25 in Geneva, Ohio.

Three Earlhamites earn Fulbright Awards for 2019-2020

Thirty-five Earlhamites have received Fulbright Awards in the last 20 years. Read about latest Earlham students and recent graduates to participate in the United States government’s flagship international exchange program.

Jacob Harris ’18 and Tyler Tolman ’18 have received funding to become English-language teaching assistants in South Korea and Thailand, respectively. Nicole Gruszka’s ’19 Fulbright will support research on contemporary exorcism in rural Poland.

“These three students are the consummate cultural ambassadors Fulbright seeks,” says Elana Passman, Earlham associate professor of history and Fulbright liaison. “All three of our award winners this year served in leadership roles around campus — in student government, in Model United Nations, the Jewish Cultural Center, and beyond. They taught in the Writing Center and tutored. And they lived and studied abroad. They will be stellar representatives of the United States.”

What Will Your EPIC Journey Be?

EPIC is how Earlham provides students with an exceptional liberal arts experience. This four-year journey combines the academic major with transformative learning experiences, including research, study abroad, internships, and leadership development, to prepare students exceptionally well for life beyond Earlham.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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